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2050 ~ Common Footman ~ Eilema lurideola
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C,(N).

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 31-38mm.

Confusion species

Scarce Footman.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mostly lowland habitats, including gardens.


Lichens and algae growing on trees and shrubs.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva. Larva August-late May. Pupates in a cocoon formed in a bark crevice.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 4th July 2009, Llanfyllin